The Minor in Writing

The Minor in Writing provides intensive studies in the theory and practice of rhetoric and composition, offering students the opportunity to achieve expertise in all aspects of critical writing, from the composing process to primary and secondary research methods to the critical analysis of texts from every discipline. Designed for students interested in working in a wide-ranging variety of fields, including careers in business and graduate studies in all majors, the minor in writing teaches students skills that are important to writing both in college and in their future career paths.

Students pursuing the minor in writing must take 18 hours of designated EH courses at the 300- and 400-level. For more information about degree requirements and eligible courses, see the online UAB Course Catalog.


For questions about the minor in writing, contact Dr. Alison Chapman, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Humanities Building 207G, (205) 934-8570.

While every effort is made to keep information on the Department of English web site as accurate and up-to-date as possible, students are responsible for verifying course requirements and program status by seeing the appropriate university advisor(s) and program director(s).